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Old 09-03-2011, 08:45 PM   #1
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Question any BMW F 800 ST owners out there?

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Looking around the net at potential bikes, I tripped on the BMW F 800 ST. Being a bit of an "old boy", this "toy" might be the right fit?

oldboystoys.com/2010/08/24/motorcycles/bmw-f800st-motorcycle-review/

What surprised me though: a quick search for one in the Houston area revealed no hits at the BMW dealers, or even on Cycle Trader. Does anyone have one? This model has been out a while, is considered an entry sport-touring bike by BMW, so they should not be that rare.

Any BMW F 800 ST owners out there? If so, what do you think of the bike?

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Old 09-04-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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Gulf Coast BMW down of 45 south. It is right next door to British USA.
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I met a guy on the sunday morning ride that has one and thinks it is great. Just trying to remember his name ( he is on the west side). I may be wrong but can you search the users for a specific bike?
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Thanks, I will try Gulf Coast BMW sometime this fall. These bikes appear to be pretty rare: an entry bimmer sport touring bike. But the combination of light weight, seat height, available ABS and the water cooled engine attracts me. My short list currently is the BMW F 800 ST and Ducati Monster 796 or 1100 evo, with ABS>
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Thanks, I will try Gulf Coast BMW sometime this fall. These bikes appear to be pretty rare: an entry bimmer sport touring bike. But the combination of light weight, seat height, available ABS and the water cooled engine attracts me. My short list currently is the BMW F 800 ST and Ducati Monster 796 or 1100 evo, with ABS>
If you are going to be doing real touring you should look at the beemer first. The monster line is a lot of fun, but requires a bit of work to make for good touring. It is easier to make a touring monster than it is to give a BMW a good engine note though...
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If you are going to be doing real touring you should look at the beemer first. The monster line is a lot of fun, but requires a bit of work to make for good touring. It is easier to make a touring monster than it is to give a BMW a good engine note though...
I guess you haven't heard mine then.

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I forgot to mention the ease of belt drive and longer maintenance intervals as pluses for the beemer. Ducs don't stand up well in comparisons unless they're already under your skin. They are a lot of fun though!
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Wow, what a coincidence finding this thread! I know a client that wants to sell a barely ridden BMW F 800 ST. It's been sitting in a garage for over a year and is not being TOUCHED. She emailed me asking if I knew anyone looking last week just before the weekend.

Let me know if you're interested and I can give you the details
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Just got back few hours ago from a 4 day ride on my gs 1200 adventure. We did 1,468 miles from san diego all the way up to point arenas (nort of san francisco) in a mix of highways, twistees back roads and dirt. That bike is awesome in all respects. Well, not soooo much in dirt with all the luggage spaces fully loaded and with touring tires, but the computer makes it easy for you. Will try and get some pics and videos up when i get back in town.
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